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MySpace Music makes UK debut in a bid to boost sites popularity

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MySpace has finally launched MySpace Music UK, an ad-supported audio and video
streaming service,15 months after its US debut, in a bid to lure people back
to the social network.

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The Motorola Milestone: will Google Androids take over in 2010?

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As the Motorola Milestone prepares for launch we ask if Apples iPhone will
soon be playing catch up with Google Android phones.

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Britsh games industry needs support

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Britain has a hard-won reputation for producing great games – but further support is needed in the form of government tax breaks
Britain is one of the worlds top video game producers, boasting nearly a quarter of the 100 most successful studios. However, recent years have seen a sharp increase in competition from overseas.
Richard Wilson, the [...]

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MySpace hits back with all singing, all dancing music site

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Users offered unlimited free streaming as well as the chance to create and share music

It was the social networking site that brought thousands of bands to music-hungry fans, credited with launching the careers of artists such as Lily Allen and Arctic Monkeys.
But MySpace was comprehensively overshadowed by rival Facebook and then threatened by the [...]

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Tech Weekly: Freeview HD

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Channel 4 may have canceled Big Brother, but this week we resurrect the concept as we talk to Josh Harris, the subject of the recent film We Live In Public. As both an internet pioneer and Truman Show-style subject, well be finding out what drove him to film the lives of complete strangers and himself.
Theres [...]

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Record labels must face the music

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Instead of trying to criminalise its customers, the music industry should be looking at innovative ways to make filesharing work
Of the many shortcomings of the digital economy bill, one of the most egregious is the treatment of music lovers who download songs from the internet.
The music industry and the government need to understand that sharing [...]

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Wikipedias known unknowns

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An analysis of Wikipedia entries reveals the worlds knowledge deserts – which may provide a second wave of activity for the online encyclopedia
Are Wikipedia contributors running out of topics to write about? Recently, much has been made of the fact that the growth in the number of new Wikipedia articles has been gradually slowing and [...]

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YouTube: Peoples university of the net

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Education has been slower than other sectors to respond to the digital revolution but through YouTube it is catching up
It is difficult to believe that YouTube, the video-sharing site that claims 1bn views every day, is not even five years old, such has been its pervasive influence. There are various versions of how it began. [...]

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Tech it to the max: great gift ideas

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From ebooks and music players, to smartphones and computer gizmos, theres gadgets for all – but it pays to research before you buy
If youre planning to give someone a gadget or gizmo for Christmas, be careful, or, if you cant manage that, at least make it cheap. Gadget geeks tend to know what they want, [...]

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Internet firms urge caution over digital economy bill

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Google, Facebook, Yahoo and eBay call on business secretary not to grant wide powers to ministers to alter copyright law
Leading internet companies including Google have written to business secretary Peter Mandelson urging him to change the new digital economy bill to throw out a controversial clause that could give future ministers sweeping powers to change [...]

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